Blinken meets Xi as U.S. and China look to rein in soaring tensions

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Blinken meets Xi as U.S. and China look to rein in soaring tensions
The U.S. secretary of state’s meeting with Xi came just hours after China’s top diplomat said Washington and Beijing must choose between “cooperation or conflict.”
Japan to roll out COVID-19 booster targeting XBB subvariant in the fall
A vaccine subcommittee under the health ministry is aiming to prepare for another spike in infections possibly arriving in the winter.
Sweden’s 2030 Winter Olympics bid a setback for Sapporo
Sapporo is expected to face pressure to consider officially dropping its bid amid lackluster local support.
Japan GSDF police raid family home of cadet over rifle attack
The cadet loaded his rifle without permission soon after the start of a live-fire drill, then shot several people, killing two.
Seven missing divers safe off Okinawa after coast guard rescue
At around 11:50 a.m., a diving boat instructor reported that seven divers were missing on the north side of a coral reef.
Sexual assault claims cast light on Australia’s macho politics
The macho nature of Australian politics was highlighted in late 2021 when a scathing review found Parliament House rife with heavy drinking, bullying and sexual …

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